From survey respondant Howard Stein comes this very excellent story:

In the early 1970s, I was living in northern Viriginia. I had a girlfriend with a 7 or so year old daughter - who was very smart. As Virginia was pretty white, one evening when the 3 of us were eating in a Chinese restaurant, the daughter asked us "do Chinese people have to work in restaurants ?"

In other news, I have not shown up in the newspaper yet. Well, not in the Chronicle anyway. The suspense is killing me.... (not really)
by indigo